Hello good people,
I promise you, I'm not getting discouraged by my 1 in 50 photos that actually "make it"!! I am learning a lot and can usually understand why a photo would be rejected. However, I wondered if someone would be so kind as to help me figure out what went wrong with this photo?
*side note: I indicated that these people were not recognizable... is that perhaps why is was rejected?
Thanks in advance!
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What specific reason did Adobe give for rejection in this case?
I've cut and pasted what it said:
Thanks for giving us the chance to consider your image. Unfortunately, this image doesn't meet our quality standards so we can’t accept it into our collection.
Common issues that can impact the technical quality of images include exposure issues, soft focus, excessive filtering or artifacts/noise. Learn more about our technical requirements here.
To learn more about the type of content we’re looking for, please visit this page.
If you are looking for specific feedback on your image, we recommend you create a post in the critique forum where you can solicit feedback from other Adobe Stock Contributors.
The title is enough. The rest is always the same text for the type of refusal. We know them by hearth. The title will tell us where to look at, as the primary reason.
I'm guessing it was rejected for technical reasons due to washed out sky and too much color saturation.
But it's a nice photo.
ah yes, I can see that being the reason. Thanks. It's one of my fave photos.
This isn't particularly relevant as the rejection was for Quality Issues and not for lacking a model release, but if I were to see a photo like this of myself I would recognize me. Photos like this will very likely need a model release.
Happy shooting 🙂
Photos like this will very likely need a model release.
Not necessarily, but with the child in the picture, it may be that moderators would ask for a release. Children are always more critical.
It's a nice picture to earn a lot of likes on social media, but the processing makes it unfit for stock, where there is a requirement for quality at the pixel level.
The coulours are heavily saturated and details are washed out. If you look at the woman's shoulder, you see a seam due to excessive sharpening.
If you look at the trees, they seem to be watercoloured. There are also heavy artefacts, where the trees meet the sky.
The sky itself shows unatural colours an structures, all due to the processing.
My experience is, that views like this do not need a model release, but the constellation (man, child, woman) could make it recognizable, so Adobe could ask for a release. But anyhow, there is no chance to get this through on the basis of the quality issues.
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Thank you!! Very helpful indeed!